December 2014  
December Luncheon
Special Event Fundraising: The Young Professional's Perspective
Speakers Jessica Lowe-Betts, Laurie Perkins, and Isaac Rocha will lead a panel discussion on special event fundraising and how to make your event more attractive to young professionals. They will share key factors for success in your event, how to recruit a committee, and strategies for attracting a more youthful and diverse attendee and donor base.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

11:30 am-1:15 pm



Tulsa Garden Center

2435 South Peoria

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114



Register here

Walk-ins: $30.00

Please contact Margaret WishChapter Administrator, with any questions.


Pictured left to right are Jessica Lowe-Betts and Laurie Perkins. Pictured below is Isaac Rocha.


Think About It

President's Message


I hope you participated or heard about the fantastic AFP

Tish Stuart, CFRE

Conference and National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on November 7th. The photos tell the wonder story; click here to see them. The honorees were inspiring and well deserving of our recognition.


Bartlesville Network

We will be signing an agreement to form the Bartlesville Network on December 11th! This will enable us to provide some of our professional programs and trainings in Bartlesville to serve members in that area. Kathy Wright will be Chair of the Bartlesville Network.


Thank You

For the privilege of serving as 2014 President of our Eastern Oklahoma Chapter.


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,



Program Survey
As we prepare for the 2015 program year, we want to know more about your professional development needs and interests.
Please take a moment to take the 2015 Program Survey to assist us in selecting topics for the upcoming year.
As always, we appreciate your involvement and look forward to hearing from you.

We will have a PRIZE DRAWING at the December 11th lunch meeting for everyone who has donated to this campaign! There will be five prizes, including gift cards and holiday items. To be eligible, your gift or pledge must be made by midnight the 10th, or bring a check to the lunch meeting. You do not need to be present to win, but those who attend the lunch meeting with have first choice of gifts.

We benefit from the foundation's support of the AFP International organization. The programs, international conference, webinars, and the ethics hotline are "value-added" resources to us as members. This infographic provides more information.

Please join our Eastern OK Chapter Board members by making a gift to the AFP Foundation. Our chapter's goal is $2,600 and we have raised $1,640 as of newsletter deadline, with 22% participation by our members. Please donate here.

Thanks to our Be the Cause Donors as of December 3rd: Kryste Benge, Steffanie Bonner, Richard Boone, CFRE, Donna Brooks, Ken Busby, Yolantrice Collins, Jane M. Dunbar, Janice Edmiston, CFRE, Mary Ellen Evans-Opstein, Erin Feller, MBA, Susan Garcia, CFRE, Jean Ann Hankins, Nancy Hatfield, Carrie Vesely Henderson, CFRE, Kerry Hornibrook, CFRE, Alexa Maloney, Deirdre B. McArdle, Jocelyn McCarver, Brenda Michael-Haggard, CFRE, Amy Miller, CFRE, Toni Moore, Darla Otto, June Ross, Carrie Salce, Suzy Sharp, CFRE,Taylor Shorb, Kate Silvey, Suzann Stewart, Tish Stuart, CFRE, Tom Taylor, II, Sandra Thronton, and Allison Walden.

AFP Eastern OK's Presenting Business Partner
Congratulations 2015 Officers!

President- Tom Taylor, II
President Elect- Allison Walden
Treasurer- Steffanie Bonner
Secretary- Susan Garcia, CFRE
VP of Education- Jane Dunbar
VP of Advancing Philanthropy- Monica Champ
VP of Community Relations- Taylor Shorb
VP of Membership- Kate Silvey
Past President- Tish Stuart, CFRE
Thank You 2014 Chapter Leaders

2014 Officers
Tom Taylor, II - President-Elect
Jane Dunbar- Treasurer
Jocelyn McCarver- Secretary
Amy Miller, CFRE - Past President
Steffanie Bonner - VP Education
Susan Garcia, CFRE - VP Advancing Philanthropy
Allison Walden - VP Community Relations
Kate Silvey - VP Membership

2014 Committee Leaders
Suzy Sharp, CFRE- Governance & Strategic Planning
Pat Atkinson and Stephanie Grant- Web Conferences
Monica Champ- CFRE Training
Kate Davis and Carrie Veseley Henderson, CFRE- Professional Partners (mentoring)
Taylor Shorb- e-Communications
Kyle Johnston and Molly Smith- Social Media
Carrie Salce- Publicity
Brandi Moore- NPD Publicity
Lindsay Hughes and Amanda Summers- Member Orientation and Retention
Tom Taylor, II - Awards Chair
Angie Thompson and Pam Richardson, CFRE - Awards Committee
Tom Taylor, II- AFP Conference Chair
Allison Walden- AFP Conference Co-Chair
Thank You
to Our Generous NPD Sponsors, Honorees, and Participants for a memorable AFP Conference and NPD Awards Luncheon!

Professional Partner

Presenting Partner

NPD Partner


NPD Supporting Partner

Youth in Philanthropy Supporting Partner


Business Partners
Special thanks to Jessica Lowe-Betts
In This Issue
December Luncheon
President's Message
Program Survey
Be the Cause Campaign
NPD Sponsors
Job Openings
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Job Listings



Dillon International


Volunteer Coordinator

The Hospitality House of Tulsa


Company Confidential


Wichita State University Foundation



New Members 

Karen Clark

Development Coordinator

Tulsa Boys' Home


Rhonda McDaniel

Director of Development

Operation Aware


Tom McKeon

Vice President & Executive Director, City Year


Kelly Wilson

Director of Grants

Volunteers of America

2014 Board of Directors

Tish Stuart

Chapter Administrator
Margaret Wish

Jane Dunbar

Jocelyn McCarver

Immediate Past President
Amy Miller

Suzy Sharp

VP of Education
Steffanie Bonner

VP of Advancing Philanthropy
Susan Garcia

VP of Community Relations
Allison Walden

VP of Member Services
Kate Silvey

President Elect
Tom Taylor

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